An Out of This World Birthday!

Friday, 11 February 2011 by

Today at Janet’s Planet Space Log, we’re wishing NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) a Happy 1stBirthday…won’t you celebrate with us by enjoying this virtual cupcake? Exactly one year ago today, the SDO was launched into space from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas rocket. During its first year, the observatory has sent back millions of pictures

The Sun in 3-D!

Monday, 07 February 2011 by

For many years scientists have warned us to never look directly at the sun because it gives off waves that can damage our eyesight. Now scientists are presenting an image of the sun that is not only fine to view, but also the first of its kind. On February 6th, NASA’s twin STEREO probes recorded

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